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CASINO BACKGROUND CHECK EXEMPTION TUCKED INSIDE SPENDING BILL

The budget bill the House is prepared to take up Wednesday afternoon proposes to amend the 2011 casino law by allowing the Gaming Commission to exempt certain employees at gaming establishments from criminal background checks.

The proposed change arrives as casinos are under construction in Everett and Springfield and is meant to remove a provision that House leaders view as "too restrictive," according to a senior House source. The criminal background check requirement was intended to apply mainly to employees who work on casino gaming floors, according to the official.


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